Calling all indie authors, aspiring writers, and readers in Darlington County

The Darlington County Library System is hosting a workshop for all writers interested in how to market your writings, called “Marketing Your Book: Getting Out the Word!”, on August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Library’s Darlington Branch with author C. Hope Clark.

C. Hope Clark, a freelance writer, author of the Carolina Slade and Edisto Island mystery series, and editor of a weekly newsletter service that reaches 40,000+ writers, presented a series of five writers’ workshops earlier this year at the Library. This workshop is a follow up to that series.

“Marketing Your Book: Getting Out the Word!” will describe how you can identify your target audience and develop a multi-prong marketing approach that will include developing taglines, using websites and social media, entering literary contests, promotional giveaways/discounts, and much more.

This workshop is made possible through a partnership with the Calhoun County Public Library and a grant from the South Carolina State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The South Carolina State Library is the first state library in the country to make the SELF-e digital self-publishing platform available to all libraries and their customers in the state for free. Authors can upload their works for free to a SELF-e’s online e-book collection called “IndieSC.” The works of some IndieSC and other “indie” project authors will be selected by Library Journal to become part of a unique library of indie published books available to libraries across the country. If you are interested in getting your works published today, all you need to do is go to the Library’s website at and look for the SELF-e link. It will take you to the South Carolina State Library’s SELF-e webpage for more information and how to upload your book!

For more information, call or visit the Library’s branches or visit our website at

Author: Duane Childers

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